An important responsibility of pediatricians is to help children achieve good health, resiliency, and developmental skills, especially when faced with adversity. While psychological factors have been shown to influence both physiological health and behavioral outcomes in a variety of settings, relatively little of this research has reached the world of clinical practice. The purpose of this commentary is to introduce the concept of mindset to pediatricians to stimulate research that may benefit children’s health and development. In addition, we hope to bring their attention to well-established evidence of interventions that may influence mindset and behaviors.
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